Cider Pork Chops Recipe
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Cider Pork Chops Recipe

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Cider Pork Chops, topped with a sensational sweet and savory combination of ingredients, make a delightful main course. —Betty Jean Nichols, Eugene, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein Diabetic Exchanges:4-1/2 lean meat, 1 frui


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add pork chops and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the celery, onions, garlic and thyme for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return pork to the pan. Add cider. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cider Pork Chops in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p23

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"In theory the recipe should be quite good, but as is I found it to be bland. I ended up kicking up the flavour with more s & p, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. If I were to make it again, I'd also either braise the chops quite a bit longer or use a pork tenderloin or pork loin."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015 Edited Sep. 28, 2015

"Sorry...would not make again. The pork chops were tender and I liked the onions, celery, garlic mixture but the cider vinegar was def. too sour/tart for out taste...and yes it was fresh...just too sour tasting. Edible, but I would not make again. REVISED!! apologies, I used apple cider vinegar instead of apple cider or juice...Boy what a space head I am! No wonder it was so sour. I will try again..."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"Very good and tender and easy to make"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Very easy, very tender. A definite make again meal."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"These chops come out so so tender off the skillet. I also didn't use apple juice because we nad none on hand, but I used Apple Strawberry Kiwi instead! These were still delisious and I will absolutely be making these in the future!"

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